It currently uses a tiny amount of S3 storage just to save configuration
information about your instance.

Long term though we plan to move dataset storage over to S3 as well. EBS
has limits, S3 is more durable and scalable.

Excerpts from Cittaro Davide's message of 2011-10-28 14:32:42 +0000:
> Hi there, I'm in the middle of a decision: should I go into the cloud or not? 
> I'm reading the docs on galaxy wiki, and I see that besides EC2, EBS I need 
> S3 storage. What is that for (meaning: why galaxy needs S3)?
> @people already using it: how to you send NGS data? I need some feedback! :-)
> Thanks
> d
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